Black Seconds

Black Seconds

eBook - 2009
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Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off toward town. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother starts to worry. She phones store owners, Ida's friends, anyone who could have seen her. But no one has. Suspicion immediately falls on Emil Mork, a local character who lives alone and hasn't spoken since childhood. His mother insists on cleaning his house weekly -- although she's sometimes afraid of what she might find there. A mother's worst nightmare in either case: to lose a child or to think a child capable of murder. As Ida's relatives reach the breaking point and the media frenzy surrounding the case begins, Inspector Konrad Sejer is his usual calm and reassuring self. But he's puzzled. And disturbed. This is the strangest case he's seen in years. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE WATER'S EDGE.
Praise for BLACK SECONDS: "It doesn't take a terrorist, a serial killer or some paranormal force to rattle the insular Norwegian communities Karin Fossum writes about in her quietly unnerving thrillers. In BLACK SECONDS, all it takes is the disappearance of a child." -- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review "What a spare, artful novel this is: how lean, how swift, how bitterly sad." --Washington Post
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
ISBN: 9780547537542
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 pages)
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Additional Contributors: Barslund, Charlotte
Call Number: eBook


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Jul 18, 2018

If you want to know what goes on in the mind of a family when a child goes missing, this is for you. I found myself floating my eyes across the page and having to tell myself to pay attention. I didn't get all the way to the end. Too many good books waiting to be read.

Jun 11, 2012

Inspector Sejer is the police officer in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of a young girl. The book is set in Norway and was translated to English by Charlotte Barslund. I found the thinking behind the characters to be very compelling. You are drawn into their thoughts and why they act in a certain way. It was a very interesting mystery.

debwalker Mar 27, 2011

A girl goes missing in a small Norwegian town, and thoughtful Inspector Sejer takes on the case. Astute and unnerving.


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